Hi everyone! Thanks for checking out our Stories page! This is the first post of, hopefully, many. And since it is the first I thought I would share with you how Elementa World came about, talk a little about our hammocks, and give you an idea of where we want things to go next with this blog.
Elementa World was the result of a lot of dreaming, brainstorming, and planning. I wanted to work with something I was passionate about and since I have always loved the outdoors, sports, healthy living, and just being active in general I came up with the whole idea behind Elementa World. Our goal is to inspire people to Get Out There more often and live a more active lifestyle - to awaken the adventurer inside. And to do that I realized we needed to have awesome products. So the question became: what products should Elementa World sell?
I went on a research frenzy and compiled a list of camping and hiking products as well as others types of products that encouraged people to have an active lifestyle and decided that Elementa World needed to eventually have four product lines to match the four elements on our logo ("Elementa" means "Elements' in Latin by the way). We can't wait to get there one day but because we are a small operation we chose to start with camping hammocks and then introduce more products as we grow.
So, our first product is part of our Air product line and is called Aria 2. I am sure you have seen it in our products page but if you haven't, make sure to check it out here.
You might be asking why camping hammocks? The answer is simple. Hammocks are awesome! Think about how good it feels to lie down and relax outside, to enjoy that refreshing breeze after a long day of work or after coming back from a long hike or work out...that seems great doesn't it? Now imagine that instead of lying on the ground (that could be wet, dirty, or full of insects) you are lying in a super spacious and comfy double hammock, feet up, hanging in the air between heaven and earth. Much better right?! If that wasn't enough to convince you about the greatness of hammocks let me tell you just how practical they can be.
Our Aria 2 hammock is a ropeless double hammock (118in by 78in) with a maximum weight capacity of 600lbs. That is, it fits two adults more than comfortably and it is perfect for kids too. It weighs in at 2.2 lbs (carabiners, sling runners, and tree straps included). And, it is roughly the size of a 48oz peanut butter jar if compressed (sorry for the food reference, if you know me you know how much I love food). Anyways, what I mean is that Aria 2 is light and it fits easily in your backpack so you can take it anywhere you want! And, because the tree straps make it so easy, safe, and fast to set everything up you are not limited to hanging your Aria 2 just on perfectly shaped and spaced out trees. Which leads me to my final point of this blog.
I was thinking about where I would go with this blog moving forward and decided that it would be interesting to come up with a series of Stories posts exploring the places and/or occasions where hanging your Aria 2 hammock is a good and not so good idea. I am calling this the "Will It Hang ?" series and so far the list of places I have in mind includes:
- Local Parks
- University Campuses
Each post will describe the experience of using Aria 2 in each location and if it was in fact a good experience or not. I would love if you participated by giving me suggestions below in the comments of other places or occasions to add to this list! It would be fun to try hanging our hammocks in unconventional places. You can also interact with us and stay up to date with our stories and news by following us on Facebook and Instagram.
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Get Out There!